Stories from the latest issue:

Timothy Caughman

He Wanted to Murder a Black Man and He Did

By Frederick H. Lowe An admitted white supremacist, who stabbed to death a black man with a sword in order to discourage white women from dating black men, has been arrested and charged with murder and a hate crime. James Jackson, 28, of Baltimore is charged with murdering 66-year-old Timothy Caughman on March 20 in New York City,  said Cyrus […]

March 29, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Aramis Ayala

A Tale of Two Black Prosecutors

By Frederick H. Lowe Two elected district attorneys who are black, rarities in law enforcement, are facing significant challenges on their jobs, one for alleged corruption and the other for taking a principled stand. There are more than 2,400 elected prosecutors in the United States, 4 percent are black men and 1 percent are black women, according to a 2015 […]

March 23, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Chuck Berry

  By Frederick H. Lowe Chuck Berry, who died Saturday, was held in such high esteem as the father of rock n roll that rock royalty often played backup in his bands. At Berry’s 60th birthday celebration in St. Louis, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, huge stars in their own right, backed Berry as he sang […]

March 19, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Study:  Driverless Vehicles Could Speed Workers to the Poor House

Study: Driverless Vehicles Could Speed Workers to the Poor House

By Frederick H. Lowe Self-driving vehicles will drive over 4 million workers to the unemployment line if the technology is fully implemented in a short period of time, concludes a research paper by the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, D. C.-based think tank and action organization. More than 30 companies, including automakers Ford, BMW, Honda, Volvo and technology […]

March 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Raphael Bostic

African American Named Head of the Atlanta Fed

His appointment comes at the urging of some Congressional Black Caucus members By Frederick H. Lowe Raphael W. Bostic, a professor of governance at the University of Southern California, has been named president and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, becoming the first African American in the Federal Reserve system’s 104-year history to lead one of its 12 regional […]

March 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
The city of Cleveland has agreed to pay the estate of Tamir Rice and his family $6 million.

Police Dispatcher Suspended in Tamir Rice Deadly Shooting

By Frederick H. Lowe A Cleveland police dispatcher who failed to convey the correct information to a police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice, believing he was armed with a loaded pistol, not a toy gun, has been suspended for eight days without pay. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams wrote in a disciplinary letter that 911 dispatcher Constance Hollinger […]

March 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Ben Keita

ACLU Urges FBI to Investigate Hanging Death of a Muslim Teen

The American Civil Liberties of Washington has called on the FBI’s Seattle office to investigate the hanging death of an 18-year-old Muslim high school student who lived in Lake Stevens, Wash., near Everett. The request was included in a letter the ACLU-Washington mailed to the FBI asking that the law enforcement agency “commit to a  comprehensive, thorough investigation” into the […]

March 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Study: Blacks Comprise Majority of Defendants Who are Wrongfully Convicted

Study: Blacks Comprise Majority of Defendants Who are Wrongfully Convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe African Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and drug crimes who are later exonerated, according to a study released by the National Registry of Wrongful Convictions. The report titled “Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United States” reported that African Americans constituted 47% of the 1,900 exonerations listed in the […]

March 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
The jobless rate in the black community went up in February.

Nation Adds Jobs Elsewhere, but Blacks Are Left Standing in the Unemployment Line

By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s businesses added 235,000 jobs in February but the companies obviously didn’t hire in the black community where the unemployment rate went up compared to other racial and ethnic groups where it went down. The black jobless rate in February was 8.1 percent compared to 7.7 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

March 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police Encounters Cause Stress Among Black Men

Police Encounters Cause Stress Among Black Men

Stress leads to disease Black men don’t get medical treatment and die earlier By Rosemary Eng STANFORD Calif. — Community policing can be bad for public health At a public health symposium at Stanford University March 6 scholars from Stanford Medicine and Stanford Law School described long-lasting health problems negative police encounters can trigger, particularly in minorities and the poor. […]

March 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·